The National Examinations Council (NECO) has refuted claims that its Registrar, Godswill Obioma, was assassinated.
NECO in a statement by its Director of Human Resources, Abdul Mustapha, on Tuesday said Obioma died in his sleep as a result of heart failure.
Mustapha stated that the son of the deceased had informed the management of the agency that his father was not assassinated.
The message read thus: “Mustapha K. Abdul (Director Human Resource Management, NECO.
“Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father, Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday 31/5/2021 after a brief illness.
“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development.
“We shall keep you duly informed.